Hi JonP, I have noticed a slight condensation on the nearside indicator unit, but looks more worrying on the offside headlight unit. I did about 200 miles in heavy rain over the weekend, with lights on, but there is a lot of misting inside the main headlight compartment and indicator section. Will be dropping into dealer as soon as I get a chance.
Apologies to resurrect an older thread. I have had some condensation in both my indicator housings (under the headlight) the last few days. It comes and goes, seems to get worse after driving in rain or damp conditions. Has anyone else experienced this recently? Thanks
I had read the LED headlights were vented in some way to allow some circulation of air, but I was sure if the indicator housings were a similar setup. I'm guessing atmospheric conditions plan a role in this, where I live the weather is fairly wet and murky, so probably promotes condensation?
There is a breather tube off the back of the headlights so once the lights get warm they will emit the condensation out, the is a funnel bit that goes to the headlight case as a locater and this sometimes folds over and does not locate correctly and this can cause more condense
I spoke to the dealer today about this. They said temporary light misting in the headlight unit is considered 'normal' and VW wouldn't cover them to do a warranty replacement at that stage. However, if the misting gets worse and creates larger water droplets inside the headlight unit, then they would replace. This seems consistent with what I've read on other forums for other VAG vehicles.
Had my 1.4tsi for 2 weeks after waiting 7 months for it, noticed last week that the offside headlight was misted up all along the bottom edge. Contacted the dealer who will be collecting it on Thursday to investigate. It has got a little better but still misted up. Will be interesting to see what they come up with.